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Tips for Educational Technology Coaches

In order to be successful, school-based educational technology coaches must wear many hats and continually iterate on professional development plans …

Education

Learning and Leading in the 21st Century: Twitter Is For Real: The Learning Paradigm has Shifted

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Here's a question: Would you decline an opportunity to attend an all-expenses paid education conference that promised …

Learning

Twitter Now Has Video Sharing And Private Group DMs

announced two new features: video sharing and private group direct messaging (DMs). Video sharing and group messaging have been popular on other …

Using the Power of Twitter to Learn and Lead | CTQ

Posted by Samantha Hulsman on Monday, 03/23/2015

Time. That ever-elusive entity of which we think we never have enough. As a teacher, it seems like …

Education

We Must Prepare Students for a Globally Interconnected World

What's happening in our world is stunning. Consider these startling facts:

• Of 100 people in the world, only 5 live in Northern America; 60 live in …

This Is What a Student-Designed School Looks Like

The Independent Project/ image from Charles Tsai’s movieWhen Sam Levin was a junior at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington, …

Education

Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

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By David Price

Along with Google search, Wikipedia has become the first point of reference for most of us. Wikipedia’s first incarnation, …

Wikipedia

Moving from professional development to personalized learning

I’m a believer in the following statement:“Development is something that happens to you; learning is something that you make happen.”And, if like me, …

Professional Development

How to Crowdfund Your Classroom

If you’re like most teachers, you spend a crazy amount of your own money on your classroom. In fact, this Forbes article explains that teachers spend …

Education

Record podcasts on the run with Opinion for iOS

This free app offers push-button recording for quick-and-dirty podcasting.

With the recent runaway success of Serial, which presented a serialized …

Podcasting

It has to change.

Some public schools (by design) foster passive learners, discourage productivity, and fail to teach self-discipline. The culture of “school” works …

Learning

Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas

Matt DavisSocial MediaSocial media can provide great tools for education. Yet, many teachers remain reluctant to use them. Matt Davis has gathered …

Social Media

8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture

Administrators can create a more connected school culture by modeling Twitter use and encouraging staff to work, play, and learn through the medium.

Backchannel

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

Vicki Davis @coolcatteacherEducation TrendsEdutopia blogger Vicki Davis, in the first half of a pro-and-con discussion about social media in the …

Social Media

Love Your Introverts (It's The Quiet Ones You Should Watch)

Steve Wozniak arguably has one of the most creative and innovative brains in the history of technology.

“Woz” played a huge part in the way we view the place of technology in our lives. In his book iWoz, the Apple co-founder talks about his inventions and his creative process.

On creativity, he …

How to Make Micro-Credentials Matter

KQED

“We tell a story about the power of learning that is very different from what we practice in traditional models of school,” says Steve Hargadon, …

Education

Social Media in the Classroom: 16 Resources for 2015

Social media is a powerful tool for keeping in touch with friends, getting coupons and deals from your favorite businesses, and seeing what your …

A Parent’s Message: School Is Choking the Creativity Out of Kids

A recent MindShift article about how “unschoolers” turn out has sparked a lot of debate among readers. Unschooling is a category of homeschooling in …

Kids

What It Takes to Become an All Project-Based School

In many schools, project-based learning happens in isolated cases: in certain teachers’ classrooms here and there, or in the contexts of specific …

Education

Life of an Educator: The types of leaders we need in education...

The types of leaders we need in education...

What makes a school successful? The principal... the teachers... the students... the parents?

Can one …

The 5 Best TED Talks for Teachers

December 18, 2014 TED talks are invaluable resources for teachers professional development. They cover a wide variety of education related topics and …

Education

Personalize Learning: 10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015

2015 is the year the focus will finally turn the corner by organizations in education and the business world to get it right: it is about the …

Problem-based Learning

Questions for 12-16-14 on Competency Learning Part 2 - Assessment #EdChatMA @DavidHochheiser

Competency Learning Part 2 - Assessment 12/16/14 Q1 Discuss the shift from solely giving summative tests to using assessments formatively. Q2 How can …

Learning

Vroom. Fueling Education.: Taking Inventory

Taking Inventory

Find the time, make the effort. We are writers. We blog, so therefore we reflect. It is our nature.

The time has come, where I reside, …

10 school librarians to follow on Twitter | On Our Minds

We were fortunate enough to meet some truly incredible school librarians in 2014.

These library professionals are charging ahead, exemplifying what it …

Libraries